The Cabinet has been told that 1,782 new cases of Covid-19 are being reported today.
According to the Covid data hub, there are 189 people in hospital who have tested positive for the virus, four fewer than yesterday. Of these, 30 are receiving care in ICU, a rise of two overnight.
In Northern Ireland, four further Covid-related deaths were reported, along with 1,434 new cases. There are 226 Covid-positive patients in hospital there, including 37 in critical care.
According to RTE News, the Cabinet Committee on Covid-19 met this morning to review disease progression and roll-out of the vaccination programme.
A statement afterwards said: “Disease incidence remains high and is continuing to increase, particularly in younger age cohorts, with a seven day average of around 1,300.
“The Cabinet Committee was informed of 1,782 cases today.
“The trajectory remains very uncertain. Disease profile varies across counties, with Donegal, Louth and Galway showing very high incidence rates.”